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Sixers’ road struggles against winning teams is alarming | Off the Dribble

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InquirerThe 76ers are spending some important time on the road, their last time away from the Wells Fargo Center before the NBA All-Star break. We all know their road struggles. The Sixers fell to 9-16 away from home with Thursday’s 127-117 loss in Atlanta.

If one thinks playing the 13-36 Hawks on the road was difficult, what comes next might be disconcerting to the Sixers, with three straight Eastern Conference contenders on the schedule.

The Sixers will visit Boston on Saturday and travel to Miami on Monday. After Monday’s game against the Heat, the Sixers will return to Philadelphia. They will practice Wednesday before finishing the road trip in Milwaukee on Thursday, the day of the NBA trade deadline.

The Sixers will attempt to reverse a trend of playing poorly on the road against winning teams. After the loss in Atlanta, that won’t be very easy.

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